Monday, February 27, 2006

On Pins and Feathers

Aveyron has not yet been hit by bird flu, but the news of 11,000 turkeys being culled in the Ain department (East Central France) has sent a shiver through the farming community. What will be the consequences of an outbreak here? The area's inhabitants now seem more worried about economic consequences on the agricultural sector than about a global flu pandemic.

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